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Windows 7: Disabled devices hidden?

20 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
Disabled devices hidden?

I disabled one of my bluetooth adapters in device manager and as soon as i hit ok it dissapeared, is there a way to enable it again? I disabled it to allow use of mousepad and mouse

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20 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

Have you tried this?

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20 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7

lol I've definitely tried show hidden devices. Nothing has worked. The device won't show up on the list and I can't find it.
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20 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7

if anyone else runs into this issue troubleshoot the problem from the control panel.
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21 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
Then select show hidden devices and you'll see everything, including devices previously attached.
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15 Apr 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Seven Forums now has a tutorial on the subject of Hidden Devices; it can be viewed at the link below.

Device Manager : Hidden Devices
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15 Apr 2010   #7

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ambiguities View Post
lol I've definitely tried show hidden devices. Nothing has worked. The device won't show up on the list and I can't find it.
Did you try "Scan for new devices"
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